Cultural leadership is a broad concept that can be interpreted and practised in different ways. It can be seen twofold, firstly as the act of managing organisations in the cultural sector and secondly as leading through cultural lenses. There is no unique definition of what a leader should be and if the cultural sector needs a particular managerial strategy. Each individual, civilisation, community is bound to have a different set of cultural experiences and history and will equally need different ways of achieving a common project whether it is to lead an organisation or to achieve a goal.
The project SHIFT will attempt to give guidance on ways of leading an organisation in the cultural sector. The results of the SHIFT research will present an annotated bibliography with relevant resources on the topic and an online toolkit that will put together different approaches of cultural leadership.
The work on cultural leadership within the SHIFT project aims to enable cultural leaders to accompany change in their organisations and contribute to achieve the UNDGs.
Trans Europe Halles (TEH) led the research and training on cultural leadership.
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